Last Friday we collected a hire car and drove west to the town of Dundee. We were in company with six other cruisers from Minnie B, Sea Bunny and Vulcan Spirit. We stayed at a very nice B&B "Chez Nous" on Friday and Saturday nights.
On Saturday we went on a tour of three battlefields in the area with guide Paul. We visited the sites of the battle of Blood River, the battle at Isandhlwana and the action at Rorke's Drift. I won't go through the history here since I'll probably get some detail wrong. Paul, on the other hand, knows his history very well and is a great story teller.
The battle of Blood River was fought between Voortrekkers and Zulus in 1838.
|Original Blood River memorial with museum in background|
|New Blood River memorial featuring 64 bronze wagons|
|One of the memorials with cairns in the background|
|Isandhlwana hill with cairns|
|View of the rebuilt mission building at Rorke's Drift|
|Paul recounting the story at Rorke's Drift|
|Memorial at Rorke's Drift|
|Zulu memorial at Isandhlwana|